Commercial flights, classes remain suspended in Zamboanga-A A +A
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
COMMERCIAL flights to and from Zamboanga City remained suspended Wednesday as the airport is still flooded, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) said.
A Philippine Information Agency report quoted Caap Zamboanga manager Dan Albareta as saying he will meet with representatives of airlines.
The CAAP official said he expects "to discuss plans for stranded passengers."
Cancelled flights due to bad weather at Zamboanga: 5J-857 MNL-Zamboanga, 5J-858 Zamboanga-MNL, 2P-993 MNL-Zamboanga, 2P-994 Zamboanga-MNL.
— DOTC (@DOTCPhilippines) October 9, 2013
Cancelled flights due to bad weather at Zamboanga: 5J-851 MNL-Zamboanga and 5J-852 Zamboanga-MNL.
— DOTC (@DOTCPhilippines) October 8, 2013
On Tuesday, the Caap suspended flights at the airport due to bad weather conditions.
Earlier Wednesday, Zamboanga City suspended classes in all levels anew.
The Manila Observatory, a private research institution said, that the daily rainfall amount from October 3 to 8 recorded in the Ateneo de Zamboanga campus are "unusually high."
The Manila Observatory added that Zamboanga received "extreme rainfall amount" for October 8.
This was due to the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), state weather forecasters at the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.
In meteorology, the trade winds meet at the ITCZ where the air pressure is much lower. This condition allows clouds to form and bring rain or thunderstorms. (JK/SFP/Sunnex)